An American Neo-Nazi Allegedly Tried to Derail a Passenger Train


On Oct. 22, 2017, 26-year-old Taylor Wilson of Missouri — a member of a neo-Nazi group who had expressed interest in “killing black people,” according to the FBI — breached a secure area of an Amtrak passenger train as... Read more

Did Russia Really Lose Seven Warplanes in Syria on New Year’s Eve?


On Jan. 3, 2018, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that “radical Islamists” had destroyed... Read more

Burma’s Slaughter of the Rohingya Follows a Bloody Pattern


On Oct. 9, 2016 around 400 Rohingya Muslims from an insurgent movement known as... Read more

Russia Knows the Trick to Making an Accurate, Fully-Automatic Rifle


One of the primary differences in infantry training between NATO countries and the former... Read more

In 1979, Soviet Troops Were in Cuba … And Americans Were Terrified


In the fall of 1979, a furor erupted in the United States over the... Read more
The Houthis’ Do-It-Yourself Air Defenses
Read part one. As of 2014, Yemeni air defenses were grouped into nine air-defense brigades, each operating a mix...
This Swedish Howitzer Could Fire Faster Than You Can Say ‘Bandkanon’

This Swedish Howitzer Could Fire Faster Than You Can Say ‘Bandkanon’

During the 20th century, Sweden developed many weapons at the top of their class despite not being a superpower....

Sept avions russes perdus en Syrie le jour du nouvel an?

Sept avions russes perdus en Syrie le jour du nouvel an?

Le 3 janvier 2018, le journal russe Kommersant rapportait que des «islamistes radicaux» avaient détruit sept avions de combat russes...

The Houthis’ Do-It-Yourself Air Defenses

The Houthis’ Do-It-Yourself Air Defenses

On the evening of Jan. 7, 2018, the coalition of the Houthi insurgency and Yemeni military units that sided...

2018 Will Be a Good Year for Arms-Makers

2018 Will Be a Good Year for Arms-Makers

As Pres. Donald Trump might put it, major weapons contractors such as Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin cashed in...

Who Really Attacked Russia’s Air Base in Syria?

Who Really Attacked Russia’s Air Base in Syria?

Russia’s Khmeimim Air Base in Syria came under two attacks in the space of a week. The first took...

Terrorism, Torture and Kit Harington

Terrorism, Torture and Kit Harington

BBC’s new mini-series Gunpowder has a terrorist for a hero—and does its best to sweep you up in his...

Could North Korea Sink an American Aircraft Carrier?

Could North Korea Sink an American Aircraft Carrier?

Could North Korea’s armed forces sink an American aircraft carrier? Yes — depending on what type of carrier they...

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Getting a New Rifle

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Getting a New Rifle

The U.S. Marine Corps has picked the Heckler & Koch M27 as its new infantry rifle. Commandant of the...

New Drone Has No Moving Control Surfaces

New Drone Has No Moving Control Surfaces

Researchers at BAE Systems and The University of Manchester successfully test-flew an experimental unmanned aerial vehicle with no moving...

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